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Featured Shop: Hushed Commotion

Jun 2, 2014

by Thea Bloch-Neal

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Thea Bloch-Neal, and I make bridal accessories in Brooklyn, New York. My line is called Hushed Commotion.

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I studied fashion design at Pratt, and when I graduated I immediately started working in the women’s wear industry. I’ve always had a special interest in evening wear and bridal, so I was thrilled when the company I was working for embarked on their own bridal line back in 2009. I spent four years there learning about brides, blogs, and the wedding industry – in addition to how to be a designer who marches to the beat of her own drummer.

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Then in 2012, I started working on Hushed Commotion as a side project. My goal was to create elegant, detailed pieces that have a vintage vibe, but are still in line with the modern bride’s aesthetic. I sold my pieces at the flagship store of the company I was working for, and by 2013, I knew it was time to dive in full time. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also tremendously rewarding.

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I value the handmade process immensely, so every piece in my line is made by hand here in New York. I work from my home studio or the studio space I share with the amazingly talented Rebecca Schoneveld (read: gorgeous wedding dresses). Sharing a space with Rebecca has been a wonderful next chapter, and I’ve really enjoyed and grown from bouncing ideas off her and exploring vintage inspiration together.

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Throughout this journey, Etsy has been a big source of support for me and my brand. I’ve learned so much about my customers, who I am as a seller, and what I want to offer to the world by sharing my work with this community. The buyers here are loyal, excited, and genuine – the best kind of people to work with. Over the next few years, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my brand and aesthetic. I also plan to expand my team so I can work with more brides. Keep up with my adventures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Maker photograph by Brklyn View Photography; all other photos by Adit Shukla.

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Shelley - white leather floral belt with beading detail
Shelley - white leather floral belt with beading detail
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$295.00 USD
Michelle - stud earrings in ivory and crystal
Michelle - stud earrings in ivory and crystal
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$85.00 USD
Jill - ceramic earrings in gold and ivory
Jill - ceramic earrings in gold and ivory
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$130.00 USD
Noel - floral burst brass earring with crystal
Noel - floral burst brass earring with crystal
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$95.00 USD
Anna - white leather belt with pearl studs, made to measure
Anna - white leather belt with pearl studs, made to measure
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$225.00 USD
Clyde - Art Deco Inspired Laser Cut Bridal Comb
Clyde - Art Deco Inspired Laser Cut Bridal Comb
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$195.00 USD
Silk tulle wedding veil "Alice"
Silk tulle wedding veil "Alice"
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$345.00 USD
Venetian lace leaf detail belt with crystals "Lindsay"
Venetian lace leaf detail belt with crystals "Lindsay"
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$225.00 USD
Pearl and crystal thin beaded wedding belt "Corey"
Pearl and crystal thin beaded wedding belt "Corey"
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$205.00 USD
Adorable Bow Dog Collar for wedding and events! Various Colors.
Adorable Bow Dog Collar for wedding and events! Various Colors.
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$125.00 USD
Bohemian style wedding gold chain head piece with crystals "Wren"
Bohemian style wedding gold chain head piece with crystals "Wren"
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$175.00 USD
Shoshana modern deco hair comb with opal and crystal
Shoshana modern deco hair comb with opal and crystal
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$145.00 USD
Yael - Earth Tone Crystal Bridal Sash
Yael - Earth Tone Crystal Bridal Sash
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$280.00 USD
Sarah Earring in White ( More Colors )
Sarah Earring in White ( More Colors )
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$60.00 USD
Asymmetric pearl and crystal cluster earrings "Donna"
Asymmetric pearl and crystal cluster earrings "Donna"
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$125.00 USD
Modern embroidered belt with ivory and crystal geometric beading "Drew"
Modern embroidered belt with ivory and crystal geometric beading "Drew"
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$265.00 USD
Ivory and gold beaded wedding belt "Kerry"
Ivory and gold beaded wedding belt "Kerry"
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$305.00 USD
Boho gold hair chain with ivory detail "Orion"
Boho gold hair chain with ivory detail "Orion"
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$175.00 USD
Ombre blush beaded wedding headpiece "Piper"
Ombre blush beaded wedding headpiece "Piper"
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$305.00 USD
Art deco modern wedding belt with geometric detail "Jesse"
Art deco modern wedding belt with geometric detail "Jesse"
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$205.00 USD
Ramsay Crystal Stud Earrings
Ramsay Crystal Stud Earrings
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$98.00 USD
Dia Earrings with crystal drop
Dia Earrings with crystal drop
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$89.00 USD
Silk flower wedding sash with crystal, gold & silver beading "Bianca"
Silk flower wedding sash with crystal, gold & silver beading "Bianca"
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$215.00 USD
Romantic rustic gold leaf and crystal hair comb "Madison"
Romantic rustic gold leaf and crystal hair comb "Madison"
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$175.00 USD
Riley: Whimsical gold branch headband with pearls
Riley: Whimsical gold branch headband with pearls
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$210.00 USD
Nigella - Art Deco Inspired Bridal Sash
Nigella - Art Deco Inspired Bridal Sash
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$305.00 USD
Gavriella Beaded Veil with Floral Motifs
Gavriella Beaded Veil with Floral Motifs
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$495.00 USD
Beaded belt in shades of white and crystal "Darby"
Beaded belt in shades of white and crystal "Darby"
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$345.00 USD
Elle Veil // Metallic Speckled Veil
Elle Veil // Metallic Speckled Veil
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$245.00 USD
Tova Celestial Star Tiara with Modern Beaded Motif
Tova Celestial Star Tiara with Modern Beaded Motif
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$265.00 USD
Asymmetric crystal geometric art deco wedding hair comb "Lorelei"
Asymmetric crystal geometric art deco wedding hair comb "Lorelei"
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$275.00 USD
SALE Limited Edition Handbag Collab: beaded gold clutch for weddings and events
SALE Limited Edition Handbag Collab: beaded gold clutch for weddings and events
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$295.00 USD
Jamie // Marbleized Floral Drop Earrings
Jamie // Marbleized Floral Drop Earrings
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$115.00 USD
Trio of floral hair pins with crystal and pearls "Florence"
Trio of floral hair pins with crystal and pearls "Florence"
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$215.00 USD
Evelyn // Sweeping Gingko Leaf Earrings with Crystal Accents
Evelyn // Sweeping Gingko Leaf Earrings with Crystal Accents
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$90.00 USD
Eva Earring // Lucite & Marbleized Floral Earrings
Eva Earring // Lucite & Marbleized Floral Earrings
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$105.00 USD
Gold Iris Petal Tiara "Quinn"
Gold Iris Petal Tiara "Quinn"
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$275.00 USD
Modern Gold Tiara "Percy"
Modern Gold Tiara "Percy"
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$215.00 USD
Venetian lace vintage style thin silver wedding belt "Avery"
Venetian lace vintage style thin silver wedding belt "Avery"
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$195.00 USD
Posey Cuff Elegant with Gold Brush Stroke & Ivory Beads
Posey Cuff Elegant with Gold Brush Stroke & Ivory Beads
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$105.00 USD
Bradley Turban Veil ( More Colors)
Bradley Turban Veil ( More Colors)
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$295.00 USD
Tess Tiara with Marbleized Silk Flowers and Beaded Accents
Tess Tiara with Marbleized Silk Flowers and Beaded Accents
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$325.00 USD
Cara Elegant & Beautiful Intricately Beaded Veil
Cara Elegant & Beautiful Intricately Beaded Veil
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$485.00 USD
Asymmetric romantic pearl & crystal hair comb "Marlow"
Asymmetric romantic pearl & crystal hair comb "Marlow"
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$265.00 USD
Starburst detail belt with crystal detail "Cora"
Starburst detail belt with crystal detail "Cora"
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$195.00 USD
Vintage style pearl, gold, silver, crystal ombre belt "Adair"
Vintage style pearl, gold, silver, crystal ombre belt "Adair"
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$315.00 USD
SALE Limited Edition Handbag Collab: beaded clutch for weddings and events
SALE Limited Edition Handbag Collab: beaded clutch for weddings and events
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$295.00 USD
Stud Earrings - Customized with your and your Fiance's Initials
Stud Earrings - Customized with your and your Fiance's Initials
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$105.00 USD
Katie Marbleized Silk Flower Tiara with Beaded Accents
Katie Marbleized Silk Flower Tiara with Beaded Accents
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$295.00 USD
Tallulah Marbleized Floral Bridal Hair Comb with Gold Accents
Tallulah Marbleized Floral Bridal Hair Comb with Gold Accents
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$275.00 USD
Blake // Modern Geometric Celestial Tiara
Blake // Modern Geometric Celestial Tiara
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$215.00 USD
Dahlia Belt: Velvet belt with gold floral detail and pearls, made to order.
Dahlia Belt: Velvet belt with gold floral detail and pearls, made to order.
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$195.00 USD
Modern, Gold and Blush Crystal Hair Chain
Modern, Gold and Blush Crystal Hair Chain
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$215.00 USD
Eliza Earring // Modern Geometric Drop Earrings with Beaded Accents
Eliza Earring // Modern Geometric Drop Earrings with Beaded Accents
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$115.00 USD
Sloane Laser Cut Earrings with Modern Lines, Gold and Crystal
Sloane Laser Cut Earrings with Modern Lines, Gold and Crystal
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$95.00 USD
Kenzie Geometric Laser Cut Earrings
Kenzie Geometric Laser Cut Earrings
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$75.00 USD
Erin earring with Ear Cuff ( More Colors )
Erin earring with Ear Cuff ( More Colors )
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$85.00 USD
Lola // Daisy Laser Cut Drop Earrings
Lola // Daisy Laser Cut Drop Earrings
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$95.00 USD
Renee Crystal Earrings ( More Colors )
Renee Crystal Earrings ( More Colors )
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$75.00 USD
Lorna Gold Flower stud earrings
Lorna Gold Flower stud earrings
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$85.00 USD

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